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Food (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Korean cuisine coming to Galesburg next month (Illinois)

    08/06/2017 5:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Register-Mail ^ | August 6, 2017 | Jay Redfern
    GALESBURG — Local foodies recently had the opportunity to experience authentic Korean food at Taste of Galesburg, and starting next month they will be able to enjoy it on a regular basis in downtown Galesburg. Ok Hyun (Kim) Curtis and her daughter Amber Jordan will soon open Koreana at 323 E. Main St. Koreana, scheduled to open mid-September, is an authentic Korean restaurant that will serve food native to South Korea, where Kim was born and raised, and where Amber was stationed with the Army. Koreana will offer popular Korean dishes such as bulgogi (grilled, thinly sliced beef), galbi (marinated...
  • 'BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN' Vegan cafe charges male customers 18 percent ‘man tax’ and seats women first

    08/06/2017 11:00:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The Sun ^ | August 5, 2017 | Patrick Knox
    Feminist vegan hopes the move will provoke people into discussing unfair treatment of women A CAFE is making waves after it began charging blokes more money in a bid to close the gender pay gap. The feminist vegan owner of Handsome Her eatery in Melbourne, Australia, is making them pay an 18 per cent “man tax” as well as giving women priority over seating. Owner Alex O’Brien told Broadsheet website: “I do want people to think about it, because we’ve had this (pay discrepancy) for decades and decades and we’re bringing it to the forefront of people’s minds. “I like...
  • How much does it cost to stock the typical family refrigerator?

    08/06/2017 1:02:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 6, 2017 | Jodi O'Connell, GoBankingRates.com
    Refrigerators were originally used to store just a few perishable essentials such as meat and milk. In fact, the first electric units of the 1920s were only slightly bigger than modern mini-fridges. Nearly 100 years later, refrigerators are bigger than ever and used to store the bulk of the food consumed by a household. Americans spend anywhere from $130 to just under $300 a week stocking up on food for a family of four, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But those numbers include dry goods that wouldn't be kept in the refrigerator and leave out fridge such staples...
  • Yelp to open DC office, will create 500 jobs

    08/04/2017 8:43:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | August 4, 2017 | Jeff Clabaugh
    Online reviews site Yelp will open its newest East Coast office in the District, and says it will create 500 new jobs over five years. Yelp pledged to hire D.C. residents for at least half of those new positions. Mayor Muriel Bowser, whose administration remains committed to bringing more tech jobs to the city, made the announcement Friday morning. San Francisco-based Yelp has other locations in New York City, Chicago, London, Hamburg and Scottsdale, Ariz. Yelp said it chose Washington, D.C. for its newest office because of the city’s thriving technology community, talented workforce and its proximity to other East...
  • A Gastronomic Asian Feast At London's Hot New Restaurant P. F. Chang's

    08/04/2017 12:11:47 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 30 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | Marcus Adetola
    The food and drink are on another level, from the signature drink, Fizu, upon arrival (sparkling sake, cucumber, and lemon oil), to my personal favourite, the Original Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Dynamite Shrimp. It is a little spicy but maintains a perfect balance. I also had the zingy Orange Peel Lamb Chop. There is a great dessert selection for those with a sweet tooth like myself. The Gorgonzola Cheesecake is topped with sour cream and gorgonzola crumb which gives it a slight tang but is nicely balanced out with candied walnuts and a delicious mascarpone filled port poached pear....
  • Uncertainty Grows in Zimbabwe as the Trump Administration Considers Cutting Foreign Aid

    08/03/2017 1:10:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Zimbabwean ^ | August 3, 2017 | Pacific Standard
    Zimbabwe receives $150 million in U.S. aid funding annually to combat food insecurity and support climate resilience programs for 2.1 million people. A narrow dirt road snakes along the banks of a small river and leads to the remote village of Birirano. Marked by baobab trees and drought-tolerent shrubs, this small community is sandwiched between desolate mountains in Zimbabwe’s eastern district of Chipinge. Far from the main highway, it is largely cut off from the rest of the country and the world. With limited livelihood possibilities, villagers here have long been locked in an unending cycle of poverty. Over the...
  • Woman Claims She Used Breastmilk In Brownies For a School Bake Sale

    08/02/2017 7:38:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 2, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    A woman’s Facebook post claiming to have used breast milk while baking brownies for a school bake sale has garnered international outrage. Although the claim in the post has not yet been verified, a Facebook page called “Sanctimommy” received thousands of shares for the bizarre rant. According to the post, a woman tried posting three separate times about making brownies using breast milk for a school bake sale. The woman states other mothers found out about the breast milk and are “blowing it way out of proportion”:
  • Simmons Foods facility creating new jobs in Siloam Springs (78 jobs in Arkansas)

    08/01/2017 6:14:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KATV-TV ^ | July 31, 2017 | Kristen Wilson|
    SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (KATV) — Simmons Feed Ingredients, an affiliate of Simmons Foods Inc., is opening a 72,000-square-foot ingredient facility in Siloam Springs, a move that represents a $30 million company investment. The site is expected to create 78 new jobs at the facility, where they will produce fresh and frozen meat ingredients for pet food manufacturers. “This wet ingredient facility is a model for the future of high-quality ingredient production for pet food manufacturers,” said Todd Simmons, CEO at Simmons Foods. “This new facility enables our team here to safely and reliably produce the highest quality, customizable ingredients for...
  • A Team of Scientists Just Made Food From Electricity — and it Could be the Solution to World Hunger

    07/31/2017 8:08:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Futurism ^ | July 26, 2017 | Tom Ward
    The Electric Bioreactor Farm Finnish researchers have created a batch of single-cell protein that is nutritious enough to serve for dinner using a system powered by renewable energy. The entire process requires only electricity, water, carbon dioxide, and microbes. The synthetic food was created as part of the Food From Electricity project, which is a collaboration between Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. After exposing the raw materials to electrolysis in a bioreactor, the process forms a powder that consists of more than 50 percent protein and 25 percent carbohydrates — the texture...
  • Concerns over Donald Trump’s daily diet (The last three presidents before Trump ate junk food)

    07/30/2017 3:57:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Yahoo7 ^ | July 30, 2017 | Allison Yee
    As President of the United States, Donald Trump has an army of five personal chefs, ready and waiting to slave away in the kitchen to cater to his every dietary need. Instead, the POTUS’ favourite foods have been revealed – and it hasn’t left experts impressed. According to the Chicago Tribune, Trump eats “like a teenage boy”, indulging in fast food – he celebrated with a Big Mac and fries after he won the Republican presidential nomination - and knocking back cans of Diet Coke. By all accounts, he’s not a huge fan of breakfast, but if he does eat...
  • Amazon jobs grow from 700 to 1,000 ($15 to $33 hr. in Maryland)

    07/23/2017 4:00:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Cecil Whig ^ | July 23, 2017 | Brad Kroner
    NORTH EAST — The Amazon fulfillment center in Principio Business Park originally projected to hire 700 people, but the company recently expanded its job openings to 1,000, according to recruiters manning the company’s tent at the Cecil County Fair. The growth occurs as the company expands its offerings. Last month, the e-commerce giant bought the Whole Foods company. Wages for fulfillment positions will range from $15 to $33 an hour, based on experience and performance. Chris Moyer, county director of economic development, and Bruce England, executive director of the Susquehanna Workforce Network, first confirmed the news at a Republican Club...
  • Local View: Foods stamps critical to the disabled, their families

    07/23/2017 3:33:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Columbian ^ | July 23, 2017 | Julie Watts and Darla Helt
    In the super-charged public debate on health care, many advocates are rightly calling attention to the importance of protecting the health needs of people with disabilities. But for many in Southwest Washington who are living with a disability — and for their families — having health insurance coverage is just one part of the struggle. Severe and chronic disabilities are often associated with a significant decline in earnings. For families with children who have disabilities, for example, parents are often forced to step back from work to care for their child — making it even more difficult to shoulder high...
  • New City Council bill would create a comprehensive urban agriculture plan for New York

    07/21/2017 9:26:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    6sqft ^ | July 21, 2017 | Michelle Cohen
    A new bill introduced in New York City Council Thursday addresses the need for an urban agriculture plan that doesn’t fall through the cracks of the city’s zoning and building regulations, the Wall Street Journal reports. The bill, introduced by Councilman Rafael Espinal and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and assigned to the Land Use Committee, also raises the possibility of an office of urban agriculture. If a New York City farm bill seems surprising, you may also be surprised to know that NYC has the country’s largest urban agriculture system, including community gardens, rooftop farms and greenhouses. The city’s...
  • What is halal?

    07/21/2017 2:36:02 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 49 replies
    Halal Choices ^ | Sep 9, 2015
    Halal simply means permitted or lawful. So when we are talking about halal foods it means any foods that are allowed to be eaten according to Islamic Sharia law. This means that for any food to be considered halal it must comply with the religious ritual and observance of Sharia law. Here at Halal Choices we are concerned with the halal slaughter of animals such as beef, lamb and poultry. To be halal certified the animal must be facing Mecca, have its throat cut while still alive and then ritually sacrificed by a Muslim who recites a prayer dedicating the...
  • Jasper Products expansion expected to create 75 jobs (Missouri)

    07/20/2017 6:50:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Joplin Globe ^ | July 20, 2017 | Jordan Larimore
    Joplin manufacturer Jasper Products has announced a $25 million expansion that the company says will add 75 jobs at its plant located at 3877 E. 27th St. The expansion will bring the company's total workforce to 625 when added to its existing 550 employees, the company said. Construction began in April on an addition that will allow Jasper Products to expand its processing and production capabilities. Jasper Products makes and stores various nutritional beverages, including extended shelf-life products. The company produces soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, cashew milk, nutritional shakes, half and half, coffee creamer, whipped cream and more,...
  • #1 Hot Dog - The Ripper

    07/20/2017 4:35:45 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 19 replies
    The Daily Meal ^ | July 12, 2017 | Dan Myers
    These hot dog stands and restaurants turn out some amazing tube steaks The hot dog is one of those foods that’s nearly impossible to mess up. You heat it through, plop it on a bun, squirt on some mustard, and call it lunch. But there’s a big difference between not screwing something up and turning it into a paradigm-shifting, transcendental dining experience. And there are lots of hot dog stands and restaurants out there that are turning the humble hot dog into a work of art. America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs (Slideshow)
  • Pizza Hut wants to create 3,000 jobs a month

    07/18/2017 9:54:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | July 18, 2017 | Fielding Buck
    Pizza Hut plans to hire 14,000 full- and part-time delivery drivers by the end of the year, the Texas-based chain announced Tuesday. That amounts to nearly 3,000 hires a month. The chain also announced a new delivery algorithm that “will account for variable factors such as weather, construction, traffic and other irregularities in the delivery pattern to enable safe, accurate deliveries,” according to a news release. Pizza Hut has more than 6,300 U.S. restaurants.
  • Great Brexit chef shortage: Huge recruiting crisis sees plans for new restaurants shelved

    07/15/2017 2:35:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    This Is Money ^ | July 15, 2017 | Sarah Bridge, The Financial Mail
    Britain's restaurateurs are facing a recruitment crisis with higher costs, tougher competition and the effect of Brexit – and things are only going to get worse, say key industry figures. Fears over workers’ rights following Britain’s exit from the European Union mean that restaurants are finding it harder to recruit staff and retain existing employees. According to a recent survey by accountancy group KPMG for the British Hospitality Association, a quarter of all chefs are from the Continent. Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the BHA, said: ‘The success of the UK’s food scene depends on an ability to hire leading...
  • Nuts.com plans to create 150 jobs at new Jersey City facility (New Jersey)

    07/13/2017 9:10:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    NJBIZ ^ | July 13, 2017 | Meg Fry
    Nuts.com, a Cranford-based, third-generation distributor of nuts and other snacks, said it plans to create 150 new jobs when it opens a state-of-the-art corporate office in Jersey City with help from some state incentives. “My grandfather established this company in New Jersey 88 years ago, and we’re excited to continue his legacy and execute on our vision of offering the highest-quality product, with excellent customer service and dynamic employment opportunities,” Jeffrey Braverman, CEO of Nuts.com, said. Following the approval of Grow New Jersey tax credits by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority on Thursday, the family-owned and -operated company will...
  • Trump Café opened in Dhaka

    07/13/2017 3:26:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Gulf Times ^ | July 1, 2017 | IANS/Dhaka
    Bangladeshi entrepreneur has decided to use the name of Donald Trump for his coffee shop in Dhaka after fighting with authorities to convince them that the US president had nothing to do with the business. Despite formally opening more than two months ago, Saiful Islam, the owner, told Efe news yesterday that he still had to prepare a proper inauguration that would reach his expectations. “I have still some refurbishing work left. Once I complete them, I would relaunch it in a grand fashion. I would also invite (the) US ambassador here then,” said Saiful, who declares himself a Trump...